South-east Melbourne rarities

To: "'michael norris'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>
Subject: South-east Melbourne rarities
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:55:38 +0930
Michael Norris you are bad bad bad.


-----Original Message-----
From: michael norris  
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:43 AM
To: birding-aus
Cc: Tony Russell
Subject: South-east Melbourne rarities

Many thanks to Evan and all

Re below.  These were all genuine "observations" - but not today.

The two Bayside Council area ones are a result of my being something of
local bird recorder.  Both observers had consulted the books...  One was

able to check: the "Gagarney" was a Black Duck.

The Azure Kingfisher got into the Bird Observer's 'Unusual Sightings'.
let them know that the next day I saw a Sacred Kingfisher there and
that its breast was "near orange".  The closest creek (with the worst
quality in Melbourne) is about 8kms away.

As for the Braeside Park "Little Ringer Plover" (and I did use quotation

marks), it was identified by someone with all the gear (like a 
telescope...).  Using my bins it was clearly a juvenile Red-kneed

Happy April to all

Michael Norris

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